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Darwin, Minnesota

World's Largest Ball of Twine Rolled by One Man

17,400 lbs., 12 feet in diameter, and 29 years in the making.
45.0971, -94.4038
Quito, Ecuador

Intiñan Solar Museum

Home of the "true" equator.
-0.0007, -78.4544
This would be very hard to move. We'll just leave that there.
San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador

Middle of the World

An elaborate shrine dedicated to the four corners of the world unfortunately misses its mark.
-0.0021, -78.4558
(WikiCommons)
Ambato Canton, Ecuador

Chimborazo

Massive volcano in the Andes is the farthest point from earth's center.
-1.4692, -78.8175
Nanda Devi
Chamoli, India

Nanda Devi

One of the tallest mountains in India was closed for years after a botched CIA mission.
30.3758, 79.9708
Pompey's Pillar
Worden, Montana

Pompey's Pillar

The last physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark trail is one of their autographs etched into this giant rock.
45.9952, -108.0054
The tall conning tower.
Arco, Idaho

The Devil Boat

Supposedly Satanic numbers adorn this preserved submarine conning tower.
43.6342, -113.2971
Bleu Horses
Three Forks, Montana

Bleu Horses

These giant metal horses graze on a hilltop near the Montana highway.
45.9788, -111.5962
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
43.7146, -98.0254
Independence Rock
Casper, Wyoming

Independence Rock

A popular rock that acted as a waymarker for American pioneers.
42.8314, -106.9123
Philippines

Vulcan Point

An island in the middle of a lake, in the middle of a volcano, in the middle of a bigger lake, in the middle of a bigger island, in an archipelago, in the Pacific Ocean.
14.0145, 121.0004
Shelley Street and Elgin Street intersection
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
22.2837, 114.1548
Memorial Hall with Taipei 101 in the background.
Xinyi District, Taiwan

Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall

Memorial to the father of the Republic of China.
25.0400, 121.5599
Xinyi District, Taiwan

Tuned Mass Damper of Taipei 101

Enormous pendulum helps keep Taiwan's tallest building from swaying.
25.0336, 121.5650
View From Peak of Changchun Shrine in Taroko National Park
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Taroko Gorge

An extraordinary natural landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and rocky cliffs riddled with tunnels.
24.1347, 121.3825
Kings Bowl and Great Rift from air. King's Bowl is a phreatic explosion pit 280 feet (90 m) long, 100 feet (30 m) wide, and 100 feet (30 m) deep, caused by lava meeting groundwater and producing a steam explosion 2,200 years ago. (Wikimedia Commons)
Arco, Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Home to the deepest rift anywhere on Earth.
43.4167, -113.5167
High point marker
Jayuya, Puerto Rico

Cerro de Punta

The highest peak in Puerto Rico is home to a rare fern that can only be found on six trees at its summit.
18.1725, -66.5918
Timms Hill
Ogema, Wisconsin

Timms Hill

The highest point in Wisconsin is capped by two towers that are not as mythic as Tolkien's but provide much better views.
45.4537, -90.1990
Mosaic marking the highest point in Iowa.
Sibley, Iowa

Hawkeye Point

The highest point in Iowa, while not that impressive to mountain states, has earned its own monuments.
43.4600, -95.7089
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
43.9933, -102.2418
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's largest sundial, made entirely out of stone.
26.9246, 75.8242
A gang of monkeys relax near the temple. (robertbrauneis/Flickr)
Jaipur, India

Hanuman’s Temple

Sacred Indian temple that’s all monkey business.
26.9168, 75.8589
Jaipur, India

Palace of Winds

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
26.9124, 75.7873
The Forbidden City
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
39.9225, 116.3968